World Kindness Day 2020

World Kindness Day is an international holiday that was formed in 1998, to promote kindness throughout the world and is observed annually on November 13 as part of the World Kindness Movement. It is observed in many countries including the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia and the U.A.E. World Kindness Day presents us with the opportunity to reflect upon one of the most important and unifying human principles. On a day devoted to the positive potential of both large and small acts of kindness, try to promote and diffuse this crucial quality that brings people of every kind together. 

Kindness Day at Mallard Creek STEM Academy!

Kindness Day 2020

During Kindness Day, Titans passed out special messages to teachers to show their appreciation!. Visit Mallard Creek STEM Academy social media for more pictures about the school and its special days!

History of World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day was first introduced as a day of observation by the World Kindness Movement. In 2019, the organization was registered as an official NGO under Swiss law, but the history of the group stretches back to a Tokyo-based convention in 1997. An array of institutions and associations based in countries including Australia, Thailand, the United States, and the United Kingdom had been assembled at this conference because of their dedication to championing kindness in society. 

The initial configuration of the World Kindness Movement would form as a result of this event, with the written declaration of their inception stating their “pledge to join together to build a kinder and more compassionate world.” In 1998, in pursuit of this aim, they would facilitate the launch of the inaugural World Kindness Day.

What is the purpose of World Kindness Day?

The purpose of this day is “to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us.”

Kindness Day 2020
Kindness Day 2020

How did World Kindness Day start?

This day started after the formation of the World Kindness Movement. It was their hope and goal to create a day that would help to raise awareness of the importance of kindness as a unifying power between people everywhere

Where does the word kindness come from?

The word kindness has its roots in the Old English word “kyndnes,” which itself is  derived from the Middle English word “kindenes,” meaning “courtesy.”

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